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Arulnithi Tamilarasu
Arulnithi Tamilarasu

(1987-07-21) July 21, 1987 (age 31)
Years active2010 – present
RelativesM. Karunanidhi (grandfather, d.2018)
M. K.Tamilarasu (father)

Arulnithi Tamilarasu is an Indian Tamil actor and is best known for playing the lead role in Vamsam, directed by Pandiraj.

Personal life[edit]

Arulnithi's grandfather is M. Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. His father is M. K. Tamilarasu, brother of M. K. Stalin, former deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister of Tamil Nadu. He has also produced three of Arulnithi's films. His cousins include noted producers, Udhayanidhi Stalin and Dhayanidhi Alagiri.[1]

Arulnithi was educated at St. Michael's Academy in Chennai, before pursuing a degree at Loyola College. He then went on to Pondicherry University to undertake more qualifications.[2] Arulnithi got married to Keerthana on June 7, 2015.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Arulnithi was offered the lead role in Pandiraj's Vamsam after his cousin, Udhayanidhi Stalin, had opted out. The film featured him as a young man shying away from the politics of his village, despite claims for him to avenge his father's death. The film, which featured him alongside Sunaina, was heavily promoted in Tamil Nadu as a result of the influence of his family, and became a profitable venture at the box-office, garnering positive reviews. His second film was Udhayan in which he played a dual role for the first time.[4][5] The next film Mouna Guru directed by debutant Santhakumar was a critically acclaimed sleeper hit which was also screened at the Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013.[6]


Year Film Role Notes
2010 Vamsam Anbarasu Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2011 Udhayan Udhayan
2011 Mouna Guru Karunakaran
2013 Thagaraaru Saravanan
2014 Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum Thamizh
2015 Demonte Colony Srinivasan
2015 Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum Shanmugapandian
2016 Aarathu Sinam Aravind
2017 Brindhavanam Kannan
2018 Iravukku Aayiram Kangal Bharath
2019 K-13 Madhiazhagan
2019 Untitled Seenu Ramasamy project with Anjali TBA Filming[7]